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Downtown Tour

Historic LGBT sites located in St. Louis' downtown business district:

  • 510 Locust (former Mercantile Library Hall, site of 1882 Oscar Wilde lecture)
  • 4th and Walnut (former Southern Hotel, site of 1885 gay rumored murder)
  • 4th and Market (former McLean Building, site of 1895 gay sex scandal)
  • Locust and Broadway (former Hurst's Hotel, site of 1882 gay suicide)
  • 111 N. 7th, St. Louis, MO 63101 (circa 1891 Wainright Building, designed by Louis Sullivan – scholarly debate as possibly being gay)
  • 6th and Pine St. (former Entre Nous gay bar 1940s)
  • 16 N. 9th, St. Louis, MO 63101 (former Uncle John's gay bar 1940s)
  • 1820 Market, St. Louis, MO 63103 (Union Station, noted for gay male cruising 1940s)
  • Riverfront (from "Little Bohemia" area known as an artistic haunt 1940s)
  • 1200 Market (City Hall - LGBT supportive legislation, same sex unions conducted)

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